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Old November 8th 11, 06:59 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support,microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web,alt.windows-xp,microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware,alt.os.windows-xp
Tua Loh Au
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Default XP can't update ! HELP !!

HELP, I am in trouble !!

I am using a Dell machine, which runs a legal copy of Windows XP.

For years the Windows updates came in automatically. I didn't have to
worry about anything.

Then, since June this year, I noticed that there wasn't any more of
those "balloons" telling me of the windows update.

So I surf to Microsoft's Update site, at
http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/w....aspx?ln=en-us

Only to be redirected to the following page:
http://www.update.microsoft.com/wind...&thankspage=2&

Which tells me the following:

"Thank you for your interest in obtaining updates from our site.

This website is designed to work with Microsoft Windows operating
systems only.
To find updates for Microsoft products that are designed for Macintosh
operating systems, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/mac/. "


Now, the funny thing is, I am using a genuine legal copy of Windows
XP.

I searched for answers online which led to this page:

http://www.winhelponline.com/article...-our-site.html

I followed the instruction at the page and put the command
"javascript:navigator.userAgent" on my IE8.

I got this:

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0)

I followed the instructions of the Winhelponline page and backuped and
then deleted the two registry entries at


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \
Internet Settings \ 5.0 \ User Agent

and

HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \
Internet Settings \ 5.0 \ User Agent



After that, I reboot the machine.

Still, I got the same "Thank you for your interest in obtaining
updates from our site." message.

HELP !!

What should I do to enable my XP to obtain the update?

I have scanned my system, no virus found.

I have not installed any new software in the past 2 years.

I have not done any meddling on the registry prior this episode.

And yet, the Microsoft update center is saying that my computer is NOT
running Windows OS.

What should I do next??

Please help !!
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Old November 8th 11, 07:20 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support,microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web,alt.windows-xp,microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware,alt.os.windows-xp
David E. Ross[_2_]
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Default XP can't update ! HELP !!

On 11/7/11 10:59 PM, Tua Loh Au wrote:
HELP, I am in trouble !!

I am using a Dell machine, which runs a legal copy of Windows XP.

For years the Windows updates came in automatically. I didn't have to
worry about anything.

Then, since June this year, I noticed that there wasn't any more of
those "balloons" telling me of the windows update.

So I surf to Microsoft's Update site, at
http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/w....aspx?ln=en-us

Only to be redirected to the following page:
http://www.update.microsoft.com/wind...&thankspage=2&

Which tells me the following:

"Thank you for your interest in obtaining updates from our site.

This website is designed to work with Microsoft Windows operating
systems only.
To find updates for Microsoft products that are designed for Macintosh
operating systems, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/mac/. "


Now, the funny thing is, I am using a genuine legal copy of Windows
XP.

I searched for answers online which led to this page:

http://www.winhelponline.com/article...-our-site.html

I followed the instruction at the page and put the command
"javascript:navigator.userAgent" on my IE8.

I got this:

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0)

I followed the instructions of the Winhelponline page and backuped and
then deleted the two registry entries at


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \
Internet Settings \ 5.0 \ User Agent

and

HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \
Internet Settings \ 5.0 \ User Agent



After that, I reboot the machine.

Still, I got the same "Thank you for your interest in obtaining
updates from our site." message.

HELP !!

What should I do to enable my XP to obtain the update?

I have scanned my system, no virus found.

I have not installed any new software in the past 2 years.

I have not done any meddling on the registry prior this episode.

And yet, the Microsoft update center is saying that my computer is NOT
running Windows OS.

What should I do next??

Please help !!


Micro$oft provides free support relative to update issues. See
https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?LN=en-us&gprid=6527&x=14&y=15.


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Old November 8th 11, 10:34 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support,microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
MowGreen
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Default XP can't update ! HELP !!

Tua Loh Au wrote:
HELP, I am in trouble !!

I am using a Dell machine, which runs a legal copy of Windows XP.

For years the Windows updates came in automatically. I didn't have to
worry about anything.

Then, since June this year, I noticed that there wasn't any more of
those "balloons" telling me of the windows update.

So I surf to Microsoft's Update site, at
http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/w....aspx?ln=en-us

Only to be redirected to the following page:
http://www.update.microsoft.com/wind...&thankspage=2&

Which tells me the following:

"Thank you for your interest in obtaining updates from our site.

This website is designed to work with Microsoft Windows operating
systems only.
To find updates for Microsoft products that are designed for Macintosh
operating systems, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/mac/. "


Now, the funny thing is, I am using a genuine legal copy of Windows
XP.

I searched for answers online which led to this page:

http://www.winhelponline.com/article...-our-site.html

I followed the instruction at the page and put the command
"javascript:navigator.userAgent" on my IE8.

I got this:

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0)

I followed the instructions of the Winhelponline page and backuped and
then deleted the two registry entries at


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \
Internet Settings \ 5.0 \ User Agent

and

HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \
Internet Settings \ 5.0 \ User Agent



After that, I reboot the machine.

Still, I got the same "Thank you for your interest in obtaining
updates from our site." message.

HELP !!

What should I do to enable my XP to obtain the update?

I have scanned my system, no virus found.

I have not installed any new software in the past 2 years.

I have not done any meddling on the registry prior this episode.

And yet, the Microsoft update center is saying that my computer is NOT
running Windows OS.

What should I do next??

Please help !!



Did you read this KB article ( which is under Related Links on the
Winhelponline page ) ? -
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/817144

Specifically, if a 3rd party firewall is being used and it was
updated/upgraded, see Method 3. If that's not in play here, then check
out Method 4, the deletion of the below *after* it's first been backed
up ...

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Internet
Settings\User Agent\Post Platform


MowGreen
================
*-343-* FDNY
Never Forgotten
================

"Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked
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Old November 17th 11, 11:30 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support,microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web,alt.windows-xp,microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware,alt.os.windows-xp
thanatoid
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Posts: 584
Default XP can't update ! HELP !!

Tua Loh Au wrote in

oups.com:

HELP, I am in trouble !!

I am using a Dell machine, which runs a legal copy of
Windows XP.

For years the Windows updates came in automatically. I
didn't have to worry about anything.

Then, since June this year, I noticed that there wasn't any
more of those "balloons" telling me of the windows update.


snip

You don't need any updates. All they do is screw up your
system and create 3 new problems for every one they "fix".
Don't use Internet Explorer or MS Office and you don't need
ANY updates for ANYTHING.


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What if a demon were to creep after you one night, in your
loneliest loneliness, and say, 'This life which you live must
be lived by you once again and innumerable times more; and
every pain and joy and thought and sigh must come again to
you, all in the same sequence. The eternal hourglass will
again and again be turned and you with it, dust of the dust!'
Would you throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse
that demon? Or would you answer, 'Never have I heard anything
more divine'?
Friedrich Nietzsche
 




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